While Seedlip remains the best-selling brand of non-alcoholic spirits in the United States, local Chicago company Ritual continues making waves with their line of liquor alternatives. They offer three different takes on some classic bar regulars- a zero-proof gin, whiskey, and tequila. Now aren’t these just flavored waters, you ask? While these are jam packed with the flavor and aromas of your favorite spirit, they also use a special concoction of natural botanicals that give a Ritual Alternative Spirit a kick to mimic a liquor’s burn. This is an effect they achieved more than 500 different recipes in the making!
These alternatives are perfect for those cocktail enthusiasts looking for a lower ABV drink, pregnant mothers-to-be, or anyone looking to cut back on the quarantine calories without sacrificing quality or taste!
We recommend the zero-proof Maple Brown Sugar Old Fashioned for an warming end-of-Wintery cocktail to cozy up the the fireplace with.
1 tsp Brown Sugar
Ritual Zero-Proof Whiskey Alternative
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes Orange Bitter
Dash of Maple Syrup
Combine sugar, bitters, syrup, cherry, with 1-1.5 oz of Ritual Whiskey Alternative and muddle well. Add 1 large ice cube/sphere or a few whiskey stones. Float 1 oz of Ritual Whiskey Alternative on top, and garnish with a twist of orange and a stir with cinnamon stick.
Seedlip Spice 94 Aromatic$42.99
Ritual Zero Proof Whiskey Alternative$24.99
Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative$24.99
16oz. Angostura Aromatic Bitters$35.99
Midtown DOF Straight Walled Glasses 10.5 oz (set of 4)$20.99
Glacier Rocks: Set of 6 Soapstone Cubes (VISKI)$16.99
Ice Sphere Molds$21.99
Crystal Mixing Glass (500ML)$36.99
Angostura Orange Bitters$19.99